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Old 02-23-2007, 07:59 PM
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.........I loved your keeping it "stock" approch, but now is the time to go full track car!!!! ......Question, what made you choose the Koni's over a coilover set-up as I am torn between the Bilstiens and KW Variant 2....Let's us know how things turn out Sid!!!!!!
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:00 PM
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Sounds like some nice upgrades Sid. Have fun and be safe! (As we all know you'll do. )
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One of my favorite Mini pics. Keep up the good work Sid. No P-car is safe
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:37 PM
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Trailer!?! Wow, I didn't realize you were that far gone...

So Jacques convinced you that the Koni's would be better than the JCW struts? He has been working on me, but so far I have resisted. Will you run those with JCW springs?

Which seat did you go with? The Profi SPG? If I didn't have to get in and out of mine a few times a day, I would have gone for that one over the Evo.
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:24 AM
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:32 AM
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:43 AM
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.........I loved your keeping it "stock" approch, but now is the time to go full track car!!!! ......Question, what made you choose the Koni's over a coilover set-up as I am torn between the Bilstiens and KW Variant 2....Let's us know how things turn out Sid!!!!!!
I'm taking my cues from the race car setup. Hence Konis.

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Old 02-24-2007, 01:49 AM
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Trailer!?! Wow, I didn't realize you were that far gone...

So Jacques convinced you that the Koni's would be better than the JCW struts? He has been working on me, but so far I have resisted. Will you run those with JCW springs?

Which seat did you go with? The Profi SPG? If I didn't have to get in and out of mine a few times a day, I would have gone for that one over the Evo.
I dunno about the shock setup, I'm leaving that to Jacques. There was some old seat gathering dust up in his attic, so I took pity on him and bought it. I don't know what that is either. I know I sound like a complete doofus, but I'm only really concerned with how it drives.
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:31 PM
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I dunno about the shock setup, I'm leaving that to Jacques. There was some old seat gathering dust up in his attic, so I took pity on him and bought it. I don't know what that is either. I know I sound like a complete doofus, but I'm only really concerned with how it drives.
Jaques won't steer you wrong, but did you at least try on the seat? It took me a few to find one that really fit.
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Sid - what pads are you using on the Stoptechs?
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Old 02-25-2007, 06:42 PM
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Sid - what pads are you using on the Stoptechs?
The first set was Hawk blacks. We're going to orange this time, same as on the race car which also wears Stoptechs. They're loud for the street, but since I trailer it most everywhere, I don't really care about the noise.

What are you using for brakes and pads?
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I have the Stoptechs, along with the BHP XPS in the front and Axxis Ultimate in the rear. They're good for street use and light to medium track duty. I'm actually very impressed with the BHP XPS pads - they work REALLY well when hot. I would probably upgrade if I were going to the track more often and using R-Compound tires (I've been using Toyo T1-Rs).

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XPS is a new compound from Brake Horsepower. XPS is unique, in that it is the only friction compound currently available that can truly be used for daily driving, as well as for light- to medium-duty track use. It has excellent friction characteristics, from dead cold in the morning all the way to its maximum operating temperature around 1,130° Fahrenheit (200° higher than Axxis ULT). All XPS pads come with a heat-resistant composite shim designed to reduce noise as much as possible. Although this pad can produce minor noise under some conditions, it is very quiet for a pad with such a high average level of friction, and such a broad operating temperature range. For cars that are running street tires at the track, XPS is an ideal choice for drivers who would rather not switch to race pads for track use.
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:35 AM
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New parts going on today

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Koni adjustable coil overs

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Adjustable camber plates

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Strut brace and rear control arms

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More hardware

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Tieing it together

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Next up:
New Stoptech rotors
Pagid Orange race pads
new front control arm bushings

Setup for Sears Point
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Old 03-01-2007, 02:44 AM
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Yah, I tried it on. It fits well.

Once again, I discover what a Space Cadet I really am . . . it seems that I have two threads going on about these upgrades.

What to do, what to do.

Here's the link. That one has pix.
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